The Simply Jazz and Blues Festival Remix will be held at
Fields hosts a radio show called Simply Jazz and Blues on 94.1 every Sunday.
"I've been doing that for the last four years," she said. Tamarack sponsors that show. The audience built up from that.
"It let me know that there is an audience here in southern
In this second year of the festival, Fields says she wants to focus on education.
"Fruteland Jackson will be coming," she said. "He's the father of blues education in the schools. It's for kids, but it's for adults, too, that don't realize blues is America's roots music. We also have the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame Traveling Museum.
"We're hoping to do an instrument petting zoo. We don't want to have bounce houses and things like that. A lot of kids and adults in this area don't know about the blues and this gives them the opportunity to participate and touch instruments and have instruments demonstrated to them. There will be some folks here to represent a jazz education."
Fields says she knows southern
"We hope people will come out and try it. It's hard to say 'support' it when a lot of people in this area have never seen live jazz or blues.
"I think a lot of people are skeptical as to whether they even like this type of music. By putting it right on the street where people can't miss it, we give people the chance to see if they like what they hear. We want to engage people in this area since the blues influenced all music."
The Simply Jazz and Blues Radio Show is on every Sunday from
The festival will run from
If you have any questions about the festival or would like to be a vendor or a sponsor, call Fields at 304-222-2536 or e-mail her at email@example.com. The line-up for each performing artist is available at www.simplyjazzandblues. com.
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